Lorelai and Christopher are at the tasting with Randall and Emily. Chris is doing what he does best: pouting and being sullen as a result of not getting his baby-making way the night before. Randall is doing his thing the best he can around Lorelai's jokes, his least favorite being one she cracks about being morally opposed to his suggested dance floor. "She's just kidding," Chris drones, annoyed. Emily comes over, saying she's glad Christopher has joined them: "Maybe you can help keep Lorelai's snarkiness in check." "Snarkiness"! I'll take that as a shout-out. Lorelai rolls her eyes to Christopher, expecting him to back her up. Here, she is sorely disappointed. He studiously avoids her look and goes over to where Emily and Randall are discussing the menus.
When they've decided on the salmon (what is with Emily's obsession with salmon?), Emily suggests that they move on to discussing the vows. Lorelai chokes: "Vows? What are you talking about?" Emily's talking about wedding vows, of course: "They can be traditional, or you can write your own." While Lorelai jokily nudges Chris's arm, Emily turns to Randall, who shares her distaste for personally written vows. "Cecily Pendalen's daughter actually promised to cook her husband lasagna once a month!" says Emily, as Randall nearly faints from the garishness. "Who wants to hear the word 'lasagna' at a wedding?" Lorelai says that she has a point there, but that this thing they're planning is not a wedding, it's a party. Emily argues that since they are celebrating a marriage, and since no one actually was privileged enough to see the couple exchange vows, they might want to consider doing that in front of guests. Christopher, who Lorelai obviously expects to back her up on the dissent, makes the unprecedented move of taking Emily's side: "I think it might be kind of nice." This prompts Lorelai to suspect an ambush: "The whole reason we eloped was to avoid the wedding thing!" Christopher, from out of nowhere, gets indignant, snarking, "Uh, no. That is not the reason we eloped. We eloped because we love each other and we wanted to get married." Lorelai is surprised at this reaction, but Christopher keeps pushing, asking what her problem is with the whole vows thing. Lorelai: "The big deal is I don't want to do it, and we're already married." Chris sighs, saying he's not sure why he's even shown up, since Lorelai's going to do what she wants to do, no matter what. ["Way to catch up, holmes." -- Wing Chun] "House, wedding, kids," he huffs. "It's all your call, right?" This rings the alarm bell for Emily, who nearly squeals with delight at the idea that Lorelai might be pregnant. "No," Lorelai says, sighing. Christopher keeps up his pouty shtick: "That's nice. You don't have to act like it's the most horrible thing in the world."